CRPD/C/24/D/36/2016 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Distr.: General 4 May 2021 Original: English Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Decision adopted by the Committee under article 5 of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 36/2016*, ** Communication submitted by: G.J.D. (represented by counsel, Glenn Floyd) Alleged victim: The author State party: Australia Date of communication: 29 March 2016 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rules 64 and 70 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 1 April 2016 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of decision: 19 March 2021 Subject matter: Forced hospitalization and treatment Procedural issues: Exhaustion of domestic remedies; substantiation of claims; victim status Substantive issues: Equal recognition before the law; liberty and security of the person; freedom from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; freedom from exploitation, violence and abuse; right to respect for physical and mental integrity Articles of the Convention: 12, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 21 Articles of the Optional Protocol: 1 (1) and 2 (d) and (e) 1.1 The author of the communication is G.J.D., a citizen of Australia born in 1975. The author claims that by subjecting him to forced hospitalization in a psychiatric hospital with involuntary treatment, including electroconvulsive therapy, the State party has violated his rights under articles 12, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 21 of the Convention. The author is represented * Adopted by the Committee at its twenty-fourth session (8 March–1 April 2021). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the consideration of the communication: Rosa Idalia Aldana Salguero, Soumia Amrani, Danlami Umaru Basharu, Gerel Dondovdorj, Vivian Fernández de Torrijos, Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame, Odelia Fitoussi, Mara Cristina Gabrilli, Amalia Eva Gamio Ríos, Samuel Njuguna Kabue, Kim Mi Yeon, Robert George Martin, Floyd Morris, Jonas Ruskus, Markus Schefer, Saowalak Thongkuay and Risnawati Utam. Pursuant to rule 60 (1) (c) of the Committee’s rules of procedure, Rosemary Kayess did not participate in the examination of the present communication. GE.21-05905(E)

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